date June 7th-8th, 2017

Universität Hamburg - Kyoto University Symposium 2017

General Info

Universität Hamburg - Kyoto University Symposium 2017


JUNE 6-8th 2017


Universität Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany


Kyoto University holds international symposia in collaboration with selected partners around the world as a means to share knowledge and new research developments, promote interdisciplinary international research collaboration, and accelerate the generation of new ideas and innovation for the benefit of global society. These goals are in accordance with the Kyoto University’s WINDOW Concept, which was formulated in 2014 as overall strategy to guide the institution in its current phase.

Universität Hamburg is a public university based in Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, with a student population of over 40,000. Universität Hamburg’s alumni include several Nobel laureates and other internationally lauded scholars, as well as one of Germany’s former chancellors. Kyoto University has been actively developing its partnership with Universität Hamburg since April 2016, when a researcher-matching workshop was held in Kyoto to explore promising avenues of collaboration between the two institutions.

The Universität Hamburg-Kyoto University Symposium 2017 aims to further develop the exchange and collaboration between the two institutions and explore several new academic areas for potential research cooperation. Through their ongoing partnership, the two universities seek to contribute to research collaboration between Germany and Japan, and help to foster the next generation of highly-skilled international human resources in diverse fields of specialization.

On the first day of the symposium, a formal Memorandum for Academic Cooperation and Exchange and a Student Exchange Agreement will be concluded between the two institutions to facilitate the further expansion of their partnership.


  1. Manuscript Culture
  2. Physics
  3. Law and Economics
  4. Polymer Chemistry
  5. Japanese Studies
  6. Infection Research

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Kyoto University Organizing Group

Group Leaders

Dr. Juichi Yamagwa, President
Dr. Kayo Inaba, Executive Vice-President for Gender Equality, International Affairs, and Public Relations

Organization Group

Secretariat of Symposium: ku-hamburg (at)

International Affairs Division
  Sachiko Kaji
  Osami Eda
  Miki Nishii
  Kazuhiro Kosaka

University Research Administration Office
  Chiyoko Kanno
  Tamaki Suzuki
  Izumi Yoshioka


Universität Hamburg Organizing Group

Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen, President

Organization Group

Courtney Peltzer-Hönicke, Department head, Department of International Affairs
Gero Hemker, Partnership management advisor, Partnerships Team II: Asia and Oceania